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CrossAsia-eBooks / CrossAsia-ePublishing renamed HASP - Heidelberg Asian Studies Publishing

Under a new name, Heidelberg University Library is further expanding its successful open access publishing activities with innovative new services. What started as CrossAsia-eBooks / CrossAsia-ePublishing within the FID Asia in 2016 will be continued as Heidelberg Asian Studies Publishing - HASP since the beginning of 2022 within FID4SA - Specialized Information Service South Asia. Take a look at our preview with titles planned for spring 2022.



New publication - Japan's Contemporary Media Culture between Local and Global

In this collection on Japan's Contemporary Media Culture between Local and Global the editors bring together a wide range of inquiries into Japan’s contemporary media culture, situating popular media content and its related practices and theories in the complex interplay between local and global. The chapters draws attention to several prominent phenomena, suggest new approaches to media culture, and highlight the importance of positionality with regard to research on media culture. The volume documents the results of a series of PhD student workshops held in Kyoto and Leipzig between 2017 and 2019, and continues the discussions started there.


New publication - The Imperial Library of the Northern Song by Johannes L. Kurz

The Imperial Library of the Northern Song by Johannes L. Kurz is a translation of the Lintai gushi by Cheng Ju, a book that deals with the imperial book collections under the Northern Song. The library collections of the early Northern Song were created from scratch, only to be partially destroyed again in the disastrous fire of 1015 and during the shift of the capital from Kaifeng to Hangzhou. Cheng Ju’s Lintai gushi is the oldest surviving source of information on the Northern Song (960‒1126) imperial libraries. The Lintai gushi bears witness to the various activities undertaken to rebuild comprehensive book collections and thus to fill the gap in the history of imperial Song libraries.


New publication - Kunst, Markt, Kommunikation: Die zeitgenössische Kunstwelt in Indien im Wandel (2000-2018)

Contemporary visual art has long since ceased to take place only in Western art centres. In particular, "emerging art markets" such as India or China, with their aspiring middle and upper classes, have increasingly attracted the attention of the global art field since the beginning of the 2000s. However, these art markets do not simply fit into the Western art establishment, but differentiate themselves into (trans)local art fields. The book Kunst, Markt, Kommunikation traces how (trans)local art institutions, knowledge spaces and resources have evolved in India between 2000 and 2018 and suggests that the transformation of the contemporary art world in India can be understood as a decided process of localisation.

Published as volume 2 of Media and Cultural Studies series.


New publication - »Das alles hier«. Festschrift für Konrad Klaus zum 65. Geburtstag

»Das Weltall, die Gesamtheit des in der Welt Vorhandenen, wird in den Brāhmaṇas gewöhnlich mit dem Ausdruck idaṃ sarvam ›das alles hier‹ bezeichnet…«, reads Konrad Klaus' doctoral thesis. The completion of his 65th year – at the same time the completion of two decades as a university professor in Bonn – is a welcome occasion for us to honour Konrad Klaus with this Festschrift. »Das alles hier« may gladly also be interpreted in terms of the honoree's life's work to date: A rich academic work with multiple activities in teaching, research and science management with a large number of brilliant publications on philological and cultural-historical issues as visible signs.


New publication - The Bhadrakarātrī-sūtra: Apotropaic Scriptures in Early Indian Buddhism by Kathrin Holz

In her dissertation Kathrin Holz examines the Bhadrakarātrī-sūtra, an important representative of early Buddhist rakṣā literature, and thereby contributes to the investigation of this literary genre. This work ultimately presents an edition, partial reconstruction, and translation of the two extant Sanskrit manuscripts found in Central Asia, as well as a critical edition and translation of the Tibetan version of this text.

The book is published as volume 27 of the series Monographs on Indian Archaeology, Art and Philology.


New Titles

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FID4SA supports Open Access as a publishing model for the dissemination and advancement of knowledge and learning. With HASP, we offer scholars in Asian Studies across the world an opportunity to publish their research results electronically. We publish scholarly monographs, edited volumes and journals according to both the gold OA model (books are available in OA immediately) and the green OA model (self-archiving). We use the open source software OMP from the Public Knowledge Project (PKP).